Daniel Barnes

I took a bit of a break from writing for a while because it all got a bit crazy - teaching full time, editors not paying invoices - but now I am thinking about some new projects. My current project, which is nearing completion, is a book about the art market. You can take a look at it here.
The Value Industry
Here are some links to publications that I have written for regularly.

The rest of this page is a list of all my publications.

'Between Structure and Disorder', press release, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery , 2018. 
'Two Kinds of Value', extract from The Value Industry , danielbarnes.org, 2018
'Farewell to this Land's Cheerless Marshes', contextual essay for Richard Stone: ​everywhen , October 2017

'The Time I was Locked in the Tower of London', Winq, Winter 2016/2017.
'The Time I was Famous', Winq, October/November 2016.
'No Not Never None', press release, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery , 18 August 2016
'The Time I Preferred Old Friends', Winq , August/September 2016
'The Time I Gave Up Smoking',  Winq , June/July 2016
'The Time I Went to the Seaside',  Winq , April/May 2016
'Hayden Kays: Overdrawn and On the Money', FAD Magazine , 29 March 2016
'The Time I Met Some Interesting People', Winq , February/March 2016
'Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb',
Kirsty Harris: Experimental Studio , January 2016
'Interview with Daniel Barnes',
Winter Pride Art Awards , January 2016
'The Age of Forever', Chris Agnew: Dither, exhibition catalogue, (London: Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, 2016)

'Why Damien Makes Such Good Art',  FAD Magazine , 18 December 2015
'Cash Register #2', 
State , issue 19, December 2015/January 2016
'The Time I Tried Dating', 
Winq , December 2015/January 2016
'Tangible Atmosphere', 
Aesthetica , issue 68, December 2015/January 2016
'Eddie Peake: The Forever Loop', Aesthetica, issue 68, December 2015/January 2016
'Gilbert & George: The Banners', Winq, 26 November 2015
'Beautiful Inside Our Heads Forever', 
Platea , issue 1, November 2015
'Eddie Peake: The Forever Loop', 
Winq , 27 October 2015
'Cy Twombly', Winq, 21 October 2015
'Gianni Colombo: The Body and the Space', Aesthetica, 17 October 2015
'46 Beacon', Flazeda, 06 October 3025
'The Time I Was Best Man', 
Winq , October/November 2015
'Cash Register #1', 
State , issue 18, September/October 2015
'The Life of Brian and the Death of Art Criticism', FAD, 25 September 2015
'Hayden Kays', 
Tirade , issue 6, September 2015
'The Time I Got My Ear Pierced', 
Winq , August/September 2015
'Psycho Drama, or When YBAs Go Mad', FAD, 17 July 2015
'I'd be Safe and Warm, If I was in LA', FAD, 10 July 2015
'The Pay Me Girl Has Had Enough of the Bleeps', FAD, 19 June 2015
'Grayson Perry: Provincial Punk', Aesthetica, 31 May 2015
'The Time I Went to the Theatre', 
Winq, June/July 2015
'Europe', 'North and South America', 'Middle East and Africa', 'Asia Pacific' and 'London' in Art15: London's Global Art Fair, May 2015
'Girl Power and Prozac: The Art of Stella Vine', solo show at Art15, The Cob Gallery, 14 May 2015
'Tim Etchells: The Facts on the Ground', Aesthetica, 22 April 2015
'Jean Baudrillard: The Divine Left', Marx and Philosophy Review of Books, 03 March 2015
'The Truth or Something Beautiful', FAD, 19 February 2015
'@PaintBritain', ArtLyst, 16 February 2015
'Mimmo Rtella', Aesthetica, 12 February 2015
'Sarah Gillespie: A Love as Old as Water', Aesthetica, 07 February 2015
'We Need to Talk about Damien', FAD, 06 February 2015
'Caragh Thuring', this is tomorrow, 26 January 2015


'Reality Departure', Aesthetica, 13 December 2014.
'Allen Jones', Aesthetica, 12 December 2014.
'Franco, My Dear, I Don't Give a Damn', FAD, 12 December 2014. 
'Dexter Dalwood: London Paintings', this is tomorrow, 08 December 2014. 
'The Unsung Carol of Jacob Marley', Selfridges Reasons to Believe, 27 November 2014.
'Tracey Emin: The Last Great Adventure is You', Aesthetica, 31 October 2014.
'For Richter or Poorer', FAD, 24 October 2014.
'Alibis: Sigmar Polke 1963-2010', Aesthetica, 18 October 2014.
'Damien Hirst: Schizophrenogenesis', FAD, 14 October 2014. 
'Lacey Contemporary', Aesthetica, 10 October 2014.
'Too Heroic, Too Romantic, or Just All the Land and Sea at Once', Richard Stone | Research and Development Blog, 01 October 2014.
'Bernd and Hiller Becher', Aesthetica, 16 September 2014.
'Folkestone Triennial 2014: Lookout', Aesthetica, 16 September 2014.
'Preview. Richard Stone: gleam', FAD, 01 September 2014.
'Review of Return of the Rudeboy', Aesthetica, Issue 60, August/September 2014.
'The Real Value of an Idea in the Mind of Someone Living', FAD, 25 July 2014.
'They Studied Sculpture at St Martin's College...', FAD, 18 July 2014.
'Empire Strikes Back', FAD, 27 June 2014. 
'Spencer Finch: The skies can't keep their secret', Aesthetica, 24 June 2014. 
'Beautiful Inside Everyone's Head Forever', FAD, 02 June 2014.
'A Rolling Schnabel Gathers No Sparks', FAD, 25 April 2014.
'Julian Schnabel: Every Angel Has a Dark Side', FAD, 24 April 2014. 
'Review of Welcome to Iraq', Aesthetica, Issue 58, April/May 2014.
'the flick of a switch, sculpting the contemporary', Richard Stone | Research & Development Blog, 31 March 2014. 
'Georg Baselitz: Farewell Bill', Aesthetica, 20 March 2014.
'Bailey's Stardust', Aesthetica, 27 February 2014.
'Martin Creed: What's the point of it?', this is tomorrow, 14 February 2014.
'Review of Hannah Hoch', Aesthetica, Issue 57, February/March 2014. 
'Spot the Difference', FAD, 21 January 2014. 

'Bold Gestures of Anti-Painting: David Ostrowski, Yes or Let's Say No', ArtSlant, 22 December 2013.
'Jake and Dinos Chapman: Come and See', Aesthetica, 11 December 2013. 
'Orpheus Twice', this is tomorrow, 02 December 2013. 
'Nostalgic for the Future', Aesthetica, 26 November 2013.
'Felix Gonzalez-Torres & Damien Hirst: Candy', Aesthetica, 24 October 2013. 
'Tranquility in the Midst of the Circus: The Frieze Sculpture Park', ArtSlant, 16 October 2013. 
'Asli Cavusoglu: Murder in Three Acts', Aesthetica, 16 October 2013.
'Sarah Lucas: SITUATION Absolute Man Beach Rubble', Aesthetica, 08 October 2013.
'Lutz Bacher: Black Beauty', Aesthetica, 07 October 2013.
'Andy Holden: Maximum Irony! Maximum Sincerity', Spoonfed, 03 October 2013.
'Review: A Journey Through London Subculture', Aesthetica, Issue 55, October/November 2013. 
'Idris Khan: Beyond the Black', Aesthetica, 30 September 2013. 
'A Journey Through London Subculture: 1980s to Now', Spoonfed, 17 September 2013. 
'Divisions and Unity: Know Hope, The Abstract and the Very Real', ArtSlant, 06 August 2013. 
'Meschac Gaba: Museum of Contemporary African Art', Aesthetica, 19 July 2013.
'Points of Departure, ICA, London', Aesthetica, 3 July 2013.
'Gavin Turk: The Forgotten YBA', ArtSlant, 12 June 2013.
'Gary Hume: Tate Britain', Aesthetica, 05 June 2013.
'A Disneyland Illusion: the Rain Room, Random International', ArtSlant, 08 January 2013. 


'And the Shadow that Danced was Cast all Across the Land', Richard Stone: the end of england, catalogue essay, November 2012. 
'Seductive Immersion: Hannah Satwell at the ICA', ArtSlant, 02 November 2012. 
'Joanna Mires: The Avon Series', press release, Nancy Victor Gallery, 31 August 2012. 
'Daniel Sparkes: About Looking at Hamburgers', press release, Galleries Goldstein, 9 August 2012.
'Public Faces and Private Lives: Gillian Wearing', Aesthetica, 10 April 2012.
'Remote Control', Spoonfed, 3 April 2012. 
'Petro: Beg, Borrow and Steal', press release, Galleries Goldstein, 1 March 2012. 
'David Hockney: A Bigger Picture', Roves and Roams, 26 January 2012.
'Damien Hirst: The Complete Spot Paintings 1986-2011', ArtSlant, 17 January 2012.


'Interview with Karla Black', ArtSlant, 5 December 2011.
'In London: East-West Divide', ArtSlant, 10 October 2011.
'Laure Prouvost', ArtSlant, 07 October 2011.
'The Subtle Genius of Martin Creed', Radical Aesthetics no. 5 Ceasefire, 10 September 2011.
'Fusion of the Divide', Where Art You and Roves and Roams, 24 August 2011.
'The Myth of Mad Tracey', Radical Aesthetics no. 4 Ceasefire, 20 August 2011.
'Mad Tracey Makes Good', Roves and Roams, issue iii, 11 July 2011.
...In Dreams Begin Responsibilities, Exhibition Catalogue, Utopian Arts Fest, The Parlour Gallery, London 2011.
'The Politics of Art Collections', Radical Aesthetics no. 3, Ceasefire, 19 June 2011.
'Georg Baselitz: Between Eagles and Pioneers', Where Art You, 23 May 2011.
'The Art of Spectacle', Radical Aesthetics no. 2, Ceasefire, 16 May 2011.
'The View from Lebanon', Radical Aesthetics no. 1 Ceasefire, 23 April 2011.
'Bob & Roberta Smith: You Should Be in Charge', Spoonfed, 4 April 2011.
'Rabih Mroue: I, the Undersigned The people are Demanding', Spoonfed, 24 March 2011.
‘The Art of Tragedy’, 
Think , Royal Institute of Philosophy, volume 10, issue 28, 2011.
'Anselm Kiefer: Des Meeres und der Liebe Wellen', Spoonfed, 11 March 2011.
'Louise Bourgeois and Tracey Emin: Do Not Abandon Me', Where Art You, 22 February 2011.
'Photolanguage: Herbarium Vol. II Dark Season Fieldwork', Where Art You, 16 February 2011.
'Michael Krebber: Funny Cide', Spoonfed, 21 January 2011.
'The Extension', Spoonfed, 18 January 2011.
'The Urethra Postcard Art of Gilbert & George', Where Art You, 17 January 2011.
'Never the Same River (Possible Futures, Probable Pasts), Where Art You 12 January 2011.


'John Lanchester on Enough', The School of Life Parish Newsletter, 12 December 2010.
'Rachel Kneebone: Lamentations 2010', Where Art You, 20 November 2010.
‘The Architect’s Paradox’, Landscape, Space, Place, vol. 3, Writing Cities Workshop, 2010.


Artworks and Agents: A Conjunction of Formalism and Intentionalism in the Interpretation of Art, PhD Thesis, University of Nottingham, 2009
'Review of Noel Carroll’s Comedy Incarnate’, MetaPsychology Reviews, vol. 13, no. 28, 2009.


‘Resemblance as Repleteness: A Solution to Goodman’s Problem’, Postgraduate Journal of Aesthetics, vol. 3, no. 2, 2006